Editions and Printings: Matching Editions
Part I. B.
(See also Part II.B.1 on editing places of publication)
If all other elements of the record match the piece:
- If the place in the record and in the piece is the same, even if it appears in a
different form (e.g., Rome vs. Roma; Berlin vs. Berolini), the record is a
- If the piece and the record each contain only a single place of publication
and the places are not the same:
- If the places are in the same country (e.g., London and
Basingstoke, Hampshire), the record is a match.
- If the places are in different countries (e.g., London and New
York), the record is not a match.
If either the record or the item include multiple
places of publication, as long as one of the places in the item is present in the
record, the record may be a match. For example, if the piece lists London and
New York but the UKM record 260 a subfield includes only London, there is a
match. (Note that this guideline applies regardless of whether the item catalogued
by the British library only includes London or that item lists both cities but the
British cataloguer only included London in the record.)
The lack of a place of publication in the piece or in
the record does not prevent a match if all other elements match.
See section I.C.4., "Publisher on label."
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